Fall WIP -critiques please


  • Pro

    4 all the way, definitely! Interesting light source!
    Some of your characters are getting lost though, because they have the same values as the background. In 3 for instance, you have some darker values on your characters that really brought them out more. This is going to be an amazing piece, good luck! 😃



  • Love where this goes! I'd chose 4 for the lighting. It is very atmospheric.

    The only two comments I have for your previous sketch phase:

    • the T-Rex's facial expression is a bit confusing. It seems to be angry at your main character. Not sure if that is intentional. I think it should have more inanimate eyes.
      -the little diplodocus (?) in the main character's hand is a bit hard to read as it is enclosed in the girl's silhouette.

    This is going to be great. Rooting for you 🙂



  • Another vote for 4!


  • SVS OG

    @nasvikdraws Thanks! Yes, i wanted the t-rex to be glaring down on our character.

    @Eli Thank you for the input


  • Pro

    Personally not bothered at all by the glaring T-Rex. It's a statue, and it's fun to imagine that the kid wanted his t-rex to look fearsome and glare down and passersby!



  • Another vote for 4! I'd just bring back some of clarity to the trex grouping so they don't get too lost.



  • My vote's for #4. The dark sweater on the girl is more than enough to make her pop. I might reduce the effect of the ray of light a tad so we don't lose detail on the kids working on the t-rex, though.

    This is looking super awesome so far.


  • SVS OG

    Bad news everybody. I won’t be going through with this piece for now. Just this month, i tried my best to color it but it was just too hard. Below are my failed color comps. I just could not decide on which one to use or if they were even good enough. There was just so much things going on. it was very overwhelming for me.

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  • SVS OG

    There’s actually something good coming from this ordeal though. Even though i won’t be entering this piece in this month’s contest, i was detemined to have an entry. That’s why i scraped whatever time i have and created the illustration below. It kinda looks like my previous piece with the colors and composition and all but i was pressed for time and i guess it was my go to formula. I’m afraid it looks too generic and boring though. I would really love to know your thoughts. Thank you so much everybody. Again, if there’s any fault in the illustration please let me know. I would really appreciate it. Thank you so much!

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  • Pro

    I think that's a lovely piece 🙂 Good job!
    I do hope that even if the contest is over, you will attempt to color your original piece again, at your own rhythm! It was a wonderful drawing (my personal favorite of the fall competition!), and I think all your color compositions looked very nice! I especially liked 1 and 3. I can see how it would feel overwhelming to color, especially with a tight deadline, but the fact that it was difficult means there's an opportunity here for you to level up! Whatever you decide, best of luck and your art is wonderful ❤


  • SVS OG

    @nessillustration hi! Thank you so much for the support. The experience was very eye opening. I really overestimated my capabilities. Yes, I am still planning on finishing it but this time i won’t rush it(even if it takes months lol). I really need to study how to make the piece work and how to focus the attention on the main character. There’s just so much going on. Too much characters. Too much lighting. It’s a nightmare! Lol. I will really need to level up my skills and art knowledge on this one. Again, thanks. I was really anxious on admitting defeat on the forum but your comment really puts me at ease. Thank you.



  • @nyrrylcadiz I don't think this looks "generic and boring" AT ALL! I really like it! I love pieces that capture the glowing, golden light of autumn, which you've done. The concept is charming! I guess I would like to see the colors pushed a bit more--(which maybe you're planning to do anyway). Anyway, I love this


  • SVS OG

    @eli hi, Eli! I was really hoping to end it as such but just in case i change my mind, which colors would you suggest i tweak a little bit more? It’s at these stages that I really don’t know where to work on more. Thank you so much.


  • SVS OG

    I just tweakedthe colors. They may not seem that obvious though. But i’ve desaturated the lead girl a bit and darkened the pile of leaves. I hope you guys like it.

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  • SVS OG

    I think i’ll be submitting my entry now. I guess it still has some issues but time is ruuning out. Lol... finished not perfect right? Wish me luck guys. Tahnk you to everyone who helped.



  • @nyrrylcadiz Sorry I JUST saw this! But I do think you improved it with the tweak you did. I'm definitely not an expert, but now that the leaves are a bit more contrasted and the main girl is less contrasted, it pops more while still maintaining the glow. Just lovely!


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